Visit the Alnwick Garden
24th March – 30th October
Daily 10.00am – 6.00pm
31st October – 31st December
Daily 10.00am – 4.00pm
Only Guide Dogs are permitted into The Alnwick Garden.
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The Story of the Alnwick Garden
When visitors to The Alnwick Garden step through the 16th century Venetian gates, they are wowed. Wowed by the space, the structure and the beauty of the landscape laid out before them. It is a view that’s appreciated every day, in every season. What is often unappreciated is the story of how The Alnwick Garden came to be the community backbone it is today.
A land of kings, the spectacular Northumbrian landscape is flanked by golden beaches, swathed in rolling hills and dotted with castles, with two Areas of Outstanding National Beauty and the Northumberland National Park. Alnwick is a traditional market town full of shops, places to eat and the odd myth and legend.
Eating at the Alnwick Garden
The Treehouse’s wobbly rope bridges, wooden walkways, twinkling lights and roaring log fire provide a magical dining experience.
Our new Fishy Dishy Chip Shop offers a selection of traditional chip shop favourites together with a selection of Italian ice cream.
With a sweeping panorama of The Garden and it’s spectacular Grand Cascade, our Pavilion Café, offers a wide selection of lunches, cakes and beverages.
Gift & Plant Shop
Situated at the main entrance of The Garden, the Gift Shop has an array of gift ideas to suit all pockets.
Gift Shop & Plant Centre
The Alnwick Garden works with local producers to showcase the very best of Northumbrian produce and wares. Shop when you visit us, or drop in when you’re passing. Click here to find out more.
All day car parking for The Alnwick Garden and Alnwick Castle is available adjacent to the site, a £3 cash fee applies, alternatively you can purchase parking in advance.
Dogs, other than assistance dogs, are not permitted within The Alnwick Garden. Some spaces in the main car park can provide shade but availability can not be guaranteed. We do not recommend leaving dogs in a vehicle however there are lovely walks alongside the River Aln offering spectacular views of Alnwick Castle a few minutes walk from the car park, please ask the car park attendants to point you in the right direction.
Ball games, roller-blades, skateboards or micro-scooters are not permitted within The Alnwick Garden.
Just off the A1 and easily accessible by train and bus, The Alnwick Garden is perfectly situated in the heart of Northumberland – away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
The Alnwick Garden is off the A1 to the North of Alnwick, and is well signposted. The main Garden car park is off Denwick Lane. The postcode for The Alnwick Garden car park is NE66 1YU (parking charge is £3.00 per car).
Buses connect Alnwick to the surrounding towns and the city of Newcastle. Click here for more information.
The main east coast line from London to Edinburgh stops at Alnmouth, which is 4 miles away. A taxi or bus can be taken from Alnmouth. For train timetables please click here.
By air and sea
Newcastle International Airport and the Port of Tyne are 35 miles away.
The Alnwick Garden was designed to be as accessible as possible for wheelchair users and can be traversed using smooth solid surfaces – even the ropebridges of the Treehouse are fully accessible.
Visitors with a disability are entitled to concession prices and free access for a carer if needed.
We welcome children of all abilities to join in A Garden of Fairy Tales and craft activities, and necessary help or modification will be provided to ensure they are fully included.
A free car park for Blue Badge-holders is available at The Garden just off Denwick Lane. It is advised that disabled visitors to Alnwick Castle also use this car park and enter the Castle via the pathway through Bowburn Park (the picnic area between the Castle and The Garden).
Free wheelchair or mobility scooter hire is available but please book in advance by calling 01665 511350. Accessible route maps are also available from admissions.
Assistance dogs are permitted in The Garden.
The Treehouse’s ropebridges and walkways are fully accessible by wheelchair. The upper level of the Treehouse Restaurant (the Nest and the rooftop viewing point) is unfortunately not accessible to wheelchair users.
There are accessible toilets throughout the site, including the Treehouse.
The Alnwick Garden Trust
The Alnwick Garden is more than a garden, it is a registered charity that places people at its heart, whether they be individuals or part of a community. As well as standing for contemporary gardening excellence.Find out more
Step into another world of wobbly rope bridges, wooden walkways and a treetop restaurant.Find out more
A Garden of Fairy Tales
A strange wind is blowing through The Alnwick Garden, bringing with it a band of fairy tale characters and an exciting quest.Find out more